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31 troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on January 20. The ceremony was by invitation only due to the coronavirus guidelines; however, it was made available to the public and the media live via the Patrol’s Facebook page Facebook.com/motrooper. The new troopers report for...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Between January 16 and 19, Willow Springs Police Department responded to three separate calls regarding thefts at the apartments located at 700 E. Sixth St. The items stolen were taken from outdoor areas of the residences and included outdoor décor, yard tools, a barbecue grill, and garden wagons...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
Effective January 1, there was a price increase for library cards at the Mountain View Public Library following an action of the Board of Aldermen in October 2020. For residents of the City of Mountain View, the cards increased in cost from a one-time $3 fee to an annual $10 fee for city...
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On January 13, investigators with the West Plains Police Department and the Howell County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the location of a stolen 2020 Ford F-150 truck which was reported stolen to the Police Department on January 10. Investigators from both agencies arrived on...
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In the early morning hours of January 17, Willow Springs Fire Department responded to their tenth call for service in the last 30 days. This time, the emergency was a structure fire on Private Road 1296 outside Willow Springs. A recreational vehicle caught fire due to electrical issues. Because...
The annual election of council members for University of Missouri Extension in Howell County is underway. Ballots were mailed to voters on the Howell County Extension mailing list.  If an eligible voter did not receive a ballot, please contact the extension office at 417-256-2391 and a ballot...
The Weatherization department at Ozark Action, Inc. (OAI) has received an extra $58,000 in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $58,842 in CARES Act money is being provided through one of the main funding sources for the OAI Weatherization program...
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A registered sex offender was found and arrested at a residence in the Houston area. On January 13, Texas County Sheriff’s deputies went to a residence on Morton Road in the Houston area to search for Ronald Fleming, age 34, of Houston. Fleming was wanted on multiple felony arrest warrants from...
The Board of Aldermen for the City of Mountain View voted to pass an ordinance that will put a new sales tax on the ballot in the next municipal election. The voters will decide on April 6 whether to accept a new one-half percent sales tax to be used to fund parks and recreation for the City of...
Jeffrey Holdt, 30, of Mountain View, was transported to Springfield by air ambulance after an ATV crash on January 12. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop G, Holdt was operating an ATV on County Road 3940 four miles north of Mountain View at about 10:25 p.m. when he attempted a...

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